Thank You, Hopkins MN

Hopkins Raspberry Festival Marketplace Fair   So great to see thousands of people enjoying a perfect summer day. The Raspberry Festival is one of the great community celebrations in Minnesota. All I can say is, “Thank You, Hopkins MN for helping me smash my previous record of most books sold in one day at one …

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A Fun Weekend; A Busy Week Ahead with Book Events

Fun Weekend As many of you know, I’m passionate about golf. “Addicted” may be a better term. And I love to compete. My favorite tournament of the year is a two-man team match play event (45 holes played over two days) at my local golf course. I’ve played in this tournament almost every year since …

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In Case You Missed My Recent Author Panel

A Virtual Author Panel Just found out this presentation sponsored by the Carver County Library is available on Facebook. I mentioned it in a recent post but didn’t know anyone can watch it after the fact. The link will only work for a limited time, so check it out soon. Creating Unforgettable Characters

Anniversaries and Upcoming Events

My wife and I had a pleasant mid-week stay in Marquette, Michigan to celebrate our 43rd wedding anniversary on June 17. Marquette’s a college town (Northern Michigan University) with a lively downtown, a beautiful and historic waterfront, lots of parks and hiking, swimming, biking, golf, sailing, and other summer sports. We also had some delicious …

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New Events; Bonus Material for Newsletter Subscribers

New Events The new events are June 30, July 17, and Nov. 27-28. Go to my Events and Appearances page for details. BONUS MATERIAL FOR NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS Ever wonder what it would be like to take a canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA)? Subscribers will get to see TEN (10) exclusive …

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Welcome Summer and Live Book Events

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of Summer. For me as an author, I welcome Summer with LIVE book events. FIRST UP Thursday, June 3, 5 pm-8 pm. Downtown Thursday, North Cedar Avenue, Owatonna MN. Also happening on Thursday, July 1, and Thursday, August 5. Food, music, arts, crafts, shopping,  and books by yours truly, …

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While This Author’s Away, the Beta Readers Will Fillet . . . My Manuscript

While the author’s away, my loyal beta readers are well into critiquing my “polished first draft” of the sequel to Castle Danger (working title: Book Three). While they do their thing, I’m doing what smart (?) authors do–taking a break from writing AND from civilization. I‘ll be up in my favorite place in the world …

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Among this week’s odds & ends, I’ve got some new photos and videos uploaded for my Exclusive Newsletter subscribers. (Want to see them and a lot of other special content? Simply use the “Exclusive Newsletter Subscriber Form” found on the upper right corner of my HOME page and several others.) Also, I’ve got some additions …

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Progress Report

I’ve been lax at keeping you up to date on my next book, so here’s a progress report: WRITING IS DARN DIFFICULT! 🙂 I’m making slow progress on finishing the first draft. A few scenes and characters don’t feel quite right so I’ve added a new character and will probably delete one that I initially …

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Dog Days of Winter?

Not much going on so far in 2021 (personally, that is). Feels like the Dog Days of Winter, sort of like the Dog Days of Summer, except really cold. Finally broke through that two-weekPolar Vortex and returned to normal temperatures–25 to 30 here in MN. But activity brews on the horizon, including my first big …

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